161st Street BID and clergy hold ‘Pray-In’ for Pope Francis

(l-r) Charles Cooper, chairman of the African-American Advisory Council; Archbishop Angelo Rosario of The Church of God’s Children and member of the Bronx Clergy Task Force; Reverend Frederick Crawford, pastor of the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church; Jacob Trivino, 161st Street BID; and Dr. Gary Goodman, president and executive director 161st Street BID.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

On Tuesday, March 3, an interdenominational ceremony was conducted by the 161st Street BID in front of Yankee Stadium in which prayers of peace, justice, and encouragement for Pope Francis to hold Mass at Yankee Stadium during his September stateside visit were offered. Several dozen pre-k students participated in the event alongside members of the New York City clergy.

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